These warm strawberry and blueberry hand pies will have you dreaming of summer even on the coldest of days! When we came across this recipe, we just had to share it.
Hand pies are a great way to get the whole family involved because everyone can make their own pie unique. Want to add some chocolate chips in with those berries? Be my guest! Maybe some cinnamon and powdered sugar to top it off? Absolutely!
If there are any dietary restrictions in your home, you can also make each pie with those in mind.
However you make your blueberry and strawberry hand pie, we know it will be delicious. Here are some supplies you’ll need:
Basting and pastry brush
Baking mat or sheet
Round cookie cutter
Liquid measuring cup
Don’t worry if you don’t have every single kitchen supply! Many can be swapped out for what you already have. Get creative!
For ease, we recommend using premade pie crust. However, if you have a special crust recipe, this is the perfect time to whip it out. We’re going to focus on the delicious hand pie filling!
Once you have your dough made and laid out, use the cookie cutter to make those round pastries. Baste the dough with a flour, egg and cornstarch mixture. This will make it glisten and hold together well! Then, after washing and chopping your berries, douse them in raw sugar, powdered sugar, cocoa and any other tasty filling you desire! Gently fold and pinch the dough together over the berry filling, cover them once more with the four, egg and cornstarch, and transfer them to the 320 degree oven. Baking times vary, so keep an eye on them and they are ready when the crust is golden brown. You know that irresistible glow!
If you keep your ingredients cold during the process, your pies will turn out better! The dough won’t become goopy and everything will hold up better.
Consider making your crust a day early to let it chill and settle in the fridge before baking.
Let us know how this recipe goes in the comments below!